It's 3.30am over here. I stayed up for the Halleluyah Challenge and afterwards I decided to stay up and read. Actually I was doing some reading before the challenge started.
It turns out that now I cannot stop.
Now here's why. I just realized that my knowledge is getting narrower and narrower. In fact this realization was buttressed sometime yesterday when there was a discussion-debate-argument on the blog WhatsApp group between Mofoluwa, Sasha and Memphis. They're the usual suspects in most of the debates, with Chrisyinks too, and often times I'm intrigued by the things they know, the details, the content and the diversity of topics (although to be honest some of them sometimes argue upside-down, side eye @ _________ 😏)
So sometimes after reading the chats I will just go and sit down in one corner and ask myself are you an olodo? Do you know anything at all? How come these people know all these things?
And then I realized, it's not magic, they READ.
You see I used to read a lot too, but these days when I'm not working or trying to get business, I relax. And when I relax all I do is Bella Naija and Instagram. Instagram takes up the bulk of my time, and unless you're using it for business, IG can be one of the biggest time wasters in life.
You can easily spend 3 hours straight on IG without knowing where the time went and when it's gone you realize you probably didn't achieve anything at all. I mean, you're guaranteed some laughs and seeing girls with small waists and large bums. But that's basically it.
When I was with my ex I used to read a lot because he's like a mini encyclopedia and he reads everyday, so I had to, because you know, not everytime I love you or za oza room 😶.
But these days the girl's not been reading and therefore not growing.
So I finally made that decision yesterday. I'm going to create new habits and the first is to read more. I want to be like those people who say "I can read anything. Just give me the words and I'm good to go". I'm going to start to devour literature again.
I started with the New York Times and it's been an eye opener. I read my way back to 1998 politics and I'm learning things I never knew about Clinton's government and his impeachment. Learning new things about the American Judiciary and the present government.
Later today I'll continue to read up, I'm dedicating at least one hour a day to reading or studying. I've just got to brush up, improve my reading and be more aware.
In line with the title of this post, what else is new?
Well baby boy and I had our first fight...
Oh also, did I tell y'all that I somehow retraced my steps to the Catholic Church? Well that's not new new. It's been almost two months. I'm not sure how it happened but I now attend mass everyday, visit the blessed sacrament on most days and I'm getting involved in church activities. Oh I'm now even on first name basis with some reverend fathers, I mean, I call them Father and they call me Nwando. Cool stuff 😂😂.
I'm seeing the Catholic Church through new eyes and I realized that the things I looked upon with disdain, I did so because I did not understand. It's been the most amazing feeling ever, I tell you. I cannot even explain the peace I feel when I attend mass. I cannot trade that feeling for anything else, so wherever I am; VGC, Lekki, Surulere, Yaba or Ikeja, once it's noon I make my way to the nearest Catholic Church and attend mass. I honestly think this is the final bus stop for me. I've even found myself hoping my husband is catholic too.
What else is new... Well the last would be TMI so I'll skip that and turn the question over to you.
What's new in your life? Have you tried any new thing in the last month or two? What new things would you like to have, try or do? Do tell.
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